A sausage and pepper sandwich…in one bite!
Sausage and peppers is a classic Italian sandwich that you can find in your tailgate lot or a ton of baseball and football stadiums across the country, that takes stadium food up a notch from the classic hot dog. Unfortunately, baseball stadium only offer Dollar Dog Nights, and never Dollar Sausage & Peppers. A man can dream, can’t he?
This is some good game day fare that’s ideal in the home when you’re just making finger foods for the game. The sandwich is broken into diced pieces and served on French bread and finished with a provolone cheese sauce that really brings it all together.
1/2 cup uncooked sausage, diced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup tomato diced
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
French baguette, cut into slices and toasted
Start by making the sauce, and then allow it to simmer while you make the topping. To make the cheese sauce, heat heavy cream over medium, then simmer when it starts to bubble slightly. Once the cream is simmering, add the provolone cheese. Too much cheese is going to make the sauce clumpy, so add some, whisk it in and taste.
Cook the diced sausage in a medium fry pan over medium heat. There’s already some natural oils in the sausage since it’s a pork product, so there’s really no need to use any excess oil to fry this up. When the sausage is cooked, remove it from the pan, then sweat the onions and peppers. Season to taste, then toss in a mixing bowl with the uncooked tomato and the cooked sauce, and some fresh sage. Sage really compliments sausage well, and goes great with the cheese sauce.
Top the toasted baguette slices with the sausage mixture, then finish with the cheese sauce.